Out with everyone else first, in with Healthy Shelley!

Someone once said “The road to wellness isn’t straight, clear or predictable. It’s a path you forge yourself.” I spent the better part of 2011 caring for everyone else except myself…. Again… However, I did get rid of some extra heavy baggage that I have been carrying around with me for years… which is a […]

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10 Helpful Uses of Eucalyptus

Wounds: Eucalyptus essential oil is a good antiseptic owing to its germicidal properties. On its exposure to air, ozone is formed which is a well-known antiseptic. Hence eucalyptus oil is used for healing wounds, ulcers, burns, cuts, abrasions and sores. It is also effective on insect bites and stings. Soaps: Eucalyptus oil has applications in […]

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Fine Motor Holiday gifts

gifts for children with special needs

As a mom of a special needs daughter I have been through many holiday and birthdays where friends and family ask, “What do we get Hadley?” It is a bit harder and takes some thought behind finding toys that are appropriate for special needs children since there is such a wide range of disabilities. However […]

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4 Websites for Fashionista’s on a Budget

drawing of burberry jacket

photo credit: Noemi Manalang Shhh I have a secret for all fashionista’s! Being that I am a mom of a 23 year old daughter I have lived through many fashion phases as well as my own. And being the mom that I am,  always dressing my children and husband better then myself. *note to self […]

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40 Things I am thankful for

I thought it might be a fun post on this day where we give thanks… 1. My beautiful daughters 2. Freedom 3. Coffee 4. The smell of fresh cut grass 5. Dark chocolate, almonds and dried cherries 6. The sound of laughter 7. My health 8. Funny movies 9. Electricity especially during the summer! 10. […]

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Remember being a kid?

Take a moment to sit back and close your eyes and remember what it was like to be a kid. You attended school; you probably walked there. You would come home and have a snack, and then you would run out and play. These are some of the best times and memories of childhood. Chances […]

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Hello to my new friends!

I would like to thank Varda of “squashed bologna” whose site I am guest posting on later today! So it you have popped over from her Special Needs Siblings Saturday I welcome you! Smiling from one special needs mama or day to another. If this is your first time visiting “I’m Still Standing” let me […]

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It’s all about Pillar Content

Today’s lesson is from ProBloggers First Week of blogging and is a very important topic for all bloggers new and old. Pillar Content; how to come up with it?  For many coming up with great blog ideas is easy, and they just “flow” from your mind. However, I know from past experience, sometimes our brains […]

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